So I thought a series of “bargain bin” reviews might be in order. The majority of gamers find themselves browsing through the 75% off bins, on occasion.
Conan has been most recently portrayed in film by Jason Momoa, however he’s also had successful runs as a Marvel and Dark Horse comic. His origins however stretch further back to the 30’s, a creation of Robert E. Howard’s imagination. A seething mass of violence, a man who’s abilities in battle were only surpassed by his cunning.
THQ’s “Conan” gives us the opportunity of stepping into the herculean boots of our favorite barbarian. True to spirit the game concentrates on a fun, button tapping combat system. You can tailor your combat to your game play. The system offers the options in specializing in “sword and shield”, “great swords” or “double wielding”. The game allows you to improvise, you learn to use your environment to your advantage. An example of which is the ability to club larger enemies with smaller enemies, it’s funtastic. The gameplay while not original offers many moments of gore, as your sword eviscerates and decapitates.
The dialogue is expectedly monosyllabic and misogynistic. However I would like to play the “He’s a barbarian for a reason” card here. The overall game play is really enjoyable, if you are bad at combination based games you will find certain battles insufferable. I’m not the greatest at it, but even if you just start swinging a lot of times you will luck onto pretty awesome combination moves. The graphics are not at all bad considering it was released in 2007. The plot well…………..nothing in a discount bin is going to perfect.
A relative newcomer to the video game market, Craftshop Arts Inc, has launched their first console title, Mad Streets, on XBox consoles. The game takes place on the campus of Gutsford University, where everyone’s studying for their degree in brutality. Enemies to watch out for belong to various cliques like
We’ve been (im)patiently waiting for developer Shedworks’ Sable since it was first announced way back in 2018. There are so many games out there, with so many styles, that calling something a “unique look” really means something. Sable, somehow, meets 2021 standards of unique. Its spare cel-shaded visuals are rendered
The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for XBox owners. Early this morning Microsoft made the announcement that they were raising the subscription fee for XBox Live Gold, which up to this point, you kind of needed to play any XBox game online. MS said they were raising the
Microsoft and the XBox team are pretty well known at this point for throwing their cash around to stay competitive. They sent shockwaves through the industry last year when they announced the purchase of Bethesda, publishers of Doom, Dishonored and Wolfenstein. But this behavior goes all the way back to